This Weeks landscape links from around the world
Employment Plans Bump Up, & 2/3 of Landscape Architecture Firm Respondents Predict an Improved Economy in 2013
New York’s Wet Future: How the City Could Live With the Sea Rather Than Fighting It | Justin Davidson | New York Magazine
Windfarms: is community ownership the way ahead? | Patrick Kingsley | Guardian
Honoring a sustainability champion who ‘repairs the fabric of communities’ | Kaid Benfield | Switchboard
Tel Aviv, urban planning must be focused on the future | Luca Zevi | ANSAMED
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The Novus International Inc. Campus, the Green at College Park of the University of Texas at Arlington, and the Woodland Discovery Playground at Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, Tennessee, are the first to be recognized for their sustainable land practices from among 150-plus pilot projects seeking certification since summer 2010.
American Planning Association (APA) President Bruce Knight, FAICP, at the United Nation’s Fifth World Urban Forum (WUF) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil announced the Sustaining Places Initiative will focus on the role of planning in addressing the entire set of human settlement issues relating to sustainability.
The initiative will establish a Sustaining Places Task Force that will focus on the use of the comprehensive plan as the leading policy document and tool to help communities of all sizes achieve sustainability. Work of the task force will include a survey of existing best practices, evolving needs and practices and the ways in which practices should change in the future in order for the comprehensive plan to better achieve its role as the leading policy document.
A Sustaining Places Day will be held during APA’s Federal Policy and Program Briefing in September 2010 that will include collaboration with the American Institute of Architects Challenge 2030 and the American Society of Landscape Architects Sustainable Sites.